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How To Open MP4 Files

MP4 is a digital multimedia format that stores video and audio, as well as other data such as subtitles and still images in one file container. Since it is a compressed file format, it is easily shared and streamed over the Internet.

To experience high definition (HD) qualities of your MP4 file, you should open your MP4 file using a virtual player. HowSpot recommends VLC Media Player for high-quality viewing.


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    Download and install your free copy of VLC Media Player.

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    Run VLC Media Player for use.

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    Open a folder by clicking the menu Media > Open Folder. Navigate and find the MP4 file you wish to open.

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    Click Choose Folder. The MP4 file should load.

  • 5

    If it is a movie or TV show, it will display an on-screen menu as it would on a DVD player. Click on the on-screen menu’s Start option to begin playing your media.


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